Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter have been at each other’s throats the past few weeks on The Real Housewives of Orange County. First, the tension over Gina bailing on Emily’s trip to Las Vegas (on account of her DUI) led to a major blow-up between the besties on the cast trip to Miraval. Then, the pair fought again at Shannon Beador‘s hot mess express-themed birthday party over Em’s disastrous attempt at setting her pal up on a date with her husband’s not-quite-single cousin.
Got all that? Honestly, me neither. However, Emily thinks she understands the root of why exactly her erstwhile BFF has been picking fights with her this season.
I have tried to be understanding. I have tried to keep my sarcasm in check. And I have tried, so hard, not to be shady. But now Gina Kirschenheiter has left me with little choice. One of the newer stars of Real Housewives of Orange County has been keeping the drama flowing in the show’s 14th season. And what a season it’s been. Gina has dealt with a DUI, a cheating ex-husband, and a blossoming friendship with
the devil Tamra Judge.
Last year we saw Gina and Emily Simpson hanging out a lot, one might have called them BFFs. But their relationship began to show cracks as they attempted to navigate through the trials and tribulations of life. Gina felt personally attacked that Emily wanted to celebrate her anniversary in Sin City. Obviously a direct assault into Gina’s new responsible way of living. But once Gina addressed her drunk driving arrest and came to terms with being single, she decided to start dating. Emily tried to do Gina a solid and set her up with her husband’s cousin, you know because Shane Simpson has such a good rep. Unfortunately, the date wasn’t meant to be, and Gina again considers herself betrayed by Emily.
Fans have crowned their latest “guy I love to hate” king. And, drum roll please, the honor goes to Real Housewives of Orange County’s Emily Simpson’s husband. Shane Simpson.
One would assume the decision to air your life on reality tv would have been a joint decision between the couples. Yet, we’ve continued to have a few husbands who show up to the party with barely concealed contempt for not only the other women, but even their own wives.
The Real Housewives of Orange County has had more than its share of bad marriages. Viewers have been subjected to uncomfortable scenes of marriages falling apart almost since the beginning of the show. Watching RHOC through the years is enough to make someone not only think twice about marriage, but to consider taking a vow of celibacy!
Who could forget the unhappy union of Donn Gunvalson and Vicki Gunvalson? The ugly fights of Tamra Judge and Simon Barney? Kelly Dodd’s eagerness to shed husband Michael Dodd? More recently, Gina Kirschenheiter’s divorce has played out on the show and in the media like a tragic Lifetime movie. Emily Simpson’s marriage has also been the subject of conversation due to hubby Shane Simpson’s disdainful comments towards her on the show. It seems fair to ask, how does Emily really feel about Shane’s sarcastic comments?
There’s been many a times I’ve suffered second-hand embarrassment while watching a Real Housewives show, but last night’s Real Housewives Of Orange County was officially THE WORST. I was literally blowing a metaphorical whistle at the TV as I witnessed Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Tamra Judge‘s dry-humping. Too much tongue is often a problem on Bravo, but usually in a very different way.
Tamra has the brilliant idea to take a train down to Del Mar, fill plastic penises with vodka, and pass out train conductor whistles to celebrate Shannon Beador‘s 55th birthday party. Cause nothing says middle-age like a drunken orgy!
This trip has historical significance for several reasons: 1) Del Mar is Shannon’s old haunt, from back when she was “fun Shannon,” chugging Andre champagne and stalking surfer dudes; 2) It references the train rumor that so plagued Kelly Dodd‘s indefatigable reputation; 3) Meghan King Edmonds is attending for some unknown reason.
Tonight the Real Housewives Of Orange County celebrate Shannon Beador‘s birthday with a flashback to Real Housewives past! That’s right – Meghan King Edmonds returns for a train trip through Cali and a desperate yearning to trade being a real housewife for being a Real Housewife. Well, maybe…
To celebrate Shannon’s reemergence in the dating world Tamra Judge throws her a man-hunting party with a trip to Del Mar. Naturally the only way to get there is via train! Which is probably not the right joke to play considering all the tension Shannon is presently having with Kelly Dodd!
Remember when people used to have private disputes? Those days are long gone, we have a new way of feuding now! Thanks, Twitter! Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge could teach a master class in the art of being disrespectful. This could be the reason why she gets along with newly-demoted Vicki Gunvalson. These two can barely remain complimentary with each other, much less anyone else.
Now, what if you’re a business owner with a disparaging personality? People investing their time and money in operating a business want success. The same holds true for Tamra and husband, Eddie Judge with their gym. Many folks not satisfied with their weight will flock to the nearest fitness center to work on shedding pounds, and raising self-confidence. When one embarks on a journey to improvement, sensitivity is often required. It can be embarrassing to admit a problem, even if you want to correct it. This might be a lesson Tamra could use going forward, when people seek her “expert” advice for help. Just ask Emily Simpson.
In a blast from the past, Real Housewives of Orange County alum Alexis Bellino recently popped up in a cameo appearance having lunch with Emily Simpson. Alexis’ life has changed a lot since she left RHOC.
In 2018, Alexis and Jim Bellino were divorced. I must admit that the Bellino’s marriage was often uncomfortable to watch. When Alexis left the show in 2013, she was on bad terms with Tamra Judge, who attacked Alexis because of her Christian beliefs. Apparently, when Tamra referred to the devoutly Christian Alexis as “Jesus Jugs,” it was the end of their relationship.